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Separating school concerts by language 'not racist' - Johan Badenhorst

On Monday, John Robbie received a complaint from a parent at Mini Me Academy nursery and pre- school in Pretoria East, saying they had discovered that the school had separated the school concerts into white Afrikaans-speaking learners and black English-speaking learners.

The owner of the school, Johan Badenhorst, on Tuesday spoke to John Robbie, saying he apologises for the decision to separate the concerts. He insisted that the decision was not intended to be racist and segregationist.

Badenhorst said the school's management would meet with parents on Thursday to discuss the allegations of racism.

Listen to the conversation below:

This is not racism; this is not segregation... I understand how parents feel; I understand now that I have spoken to them....

Johan Badenhorst, Mini Me Academy owner

Below is response from listeners on Twitter:


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